Research Intelligence Articles (Autumn 2008)
'All hands on deck' explains how the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Marine Sciences & Climate Change is helping to unravel the different signals of climate change, develop a clear understanding of their historic and current causes, and how they interrelate.
Why are vast areas of ocean are able to absorb carbon despite appearing to lack the nutrients needed to support the phytoplankton which convert carbon dioxide into organic matter? 'Solving an enigma'reveals how scientists from the Centre solved this enigma.
How have low low-lying coastal areas previously responded to a combination of rising sea levels, severe storms and human intervention? 'Cracking the combination' reveals how the present can yield valuable information on the past.
Why do we need to monitor nutrient concentrations in coastal waters and why are new protocols needed to ensure that our data are accurate? 'The devil is in the detail' describes how these protocols are being developed.
Royal Meteorological Society
Marine Sciences and Climate Change Brochure
A brochure outlining the work of the Research Centre for Marine Sciences and Climate Change has been published (July 2008). Click here to view a copy.
Presentations related to Marine Sciences and Climate Change
- ASE2007: 'Climate change: recent changes in sea level and the ocean' talk by Ric Williams (pdf)
Liverpool links related to the Centre for Marine Sciences and Climate Change
- Seawall overtopping
- Fossilised midges help identify two episodes of abrupt climate change
- Wind patterns mask global warming effects
External links related to the Centre for Marine Sciences and Climate Change
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Change
- NERC - strategy
- NERC - Next Generation Science for Planet Earth 2007-2012
- UK Marine Science 15 year strategy document 2010-2025